Mexican Chicken Bake - Low Calorie Recipe

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Submitted by clairelaine

Makes 6 servings



Using a store-bought rotisserie chicken for this spicy Mexican Chicken Bake will help save time. The chicken filling is sandwiched between two corn tortillas, topped with tomatoes, cilantro and reduced fat cheese, and baked until the cheese is melted.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Chicken Bake - Low Calorie

1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 peppers, red cut into strips
1 jalapeno peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp cumin
14 1/2 ounce tomatoes, canned, Mexican Style
24 ounces chicken breast, shredded
2 corn tortillas
2 tbsp chopped cilantro, fresh
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese , reduced fat, shredded

Recipe Directions for Mexican Chicken Bake - Low Calorie

  1. Prehat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet.

  3. Sauté onion, pepper strips and jalapeno for 3-4 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle cumin and stir well.

  5. Add tomatoes, except 1/4 cup, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Add shredded chicken and cook for 2 minutes.

  7. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place one tortilla on the bottom. Spoon the chicken mixture on top. Cover with other tortilla. Spoon remaining tomatoes over top, followed by cilantro and cheese.

  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

  9. Cut into wedges and serve with beans and rice or a green salad.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
274
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
503mg
21%
Potassium
366mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
8.2g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
39.3g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 11% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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